Haim Watzman — Journalism

The Necessary Stories column in The Jerusalem Report


Why Israel’s Crazy Electoral System Might Be Best Idea Ever
Jan. 27, 2015

Middle East Maverick
Jan. 30, 2011

Human Remains Spark Spat
Dec. 31, 2010

Chemists help archaeologists to probe biblical history:
Collaboration establishes a new approach for teasing out clues hidden in the soil.

Nov. 30, 2010

Palestinians and Israelis Talk Water–a review of Water Wisdom by Alon Tal and Alfred Abed Rabbo
Aug. 12, 2010

Crybaby Soldier–a review of Joel Chasnoff’s The 188th Crybaby Brigade
June 21, 2010

The Forward
The Bright Side of Israel’s Dark Oscar Nominees
March 5, 2010

Israel hails first steps towards funding agency
Jan. 15, 2010

Israeli government advisers threaten walkout
Jan. 5, 2010

Israel Weighs Up New Funding Agency
Dec. 8, 2009

Israeli immigrant scientists protest threat to jobs
Sept. 15, 2009

The Forward
First Sheikh Jarrah, Then Baka?
Aug. 19, 2009 (print issue of Aug. 28)

Uproar over Palestinian archaeology congress: Dearth of Israeli researchers attending provokes accusations of bias.
Aug. 19, 2009

Israel’s space industry facing staff cuts
July 29, 2009

The Forward
Gilad Shalit’s Plight, And Israel’s Dilemma
July 1, 2009 (print issue of July 10)

Neuroscience centre thinks big
June 23, 2009

Earliest evidence for pottery making found:
Fragments from a Chinese cave push back the dawn of the craft by more than 1,000 years

June 1, 2009

Defending basic research in Israel:The country’s science minister speaks out on proposed budget cuts
May 15, 2009

The Forward
Bad War, Good Soldiers
Jan. 28, 2009

The Forward
Profaning a Holy City
Dec. 11, 2008

Nextbook/The Tablet
The Hermit of Oliphant
After the literary pioneer Dvora Baron immigrated to Palestine, she never again ventured out

The Jewish Chronicle
We need a literature that merges past and future
June 26, 2008

The Accidental Naturalist
A review of Jonathan Rosen’s The Life of the Skies

Orion Magazine
Fencing Israel: Terrorism, wilderness, and the Israeli security wall
March/April 2008

The Los Angeles Times
“Orders are orders. Even if they disagreed, the Israeli soldiers who refused to evacuate settlers from Hebron had no right to disobey their commanders.”
August 8, 2007

The Forward
Shut Down Army Programs For Diaspora Youth
August 3, 2007

The New York Times
Israel’s Incredible Shrinking Sea
July 29, 2007

The Tablet/Nextbook

Firmly in the Fold
S. Yizhar harangued and criticized the country he loved

May 9, 2007


The Great Brain: Pseudo-science helps a family straddle the Sephardi
Ashkenazi divide

June 12, 2007

Deep Divisions: Archaeologists are unearthing remarkable finds in Jerusalem. But the digs have sparked an argument over who should run the site and present its results to the public.
May 3, 2007


Hours Without Mercy
August 15, 2006

The Washington Post
The Prisoners of Lebanon: Codeword Hannibal
July23, 2006


Striking the Rock
July 8, 2006

The New York Times
Hiding Behind the Enemy
June 22, 2006

“War Stories”
January 10, 2006